The Northeast Mississippi Community College Lady Tigers defeated Hinds Community College Lady Bulldogs 57-52 in both team’s conference openers.
Northeast connected on a three pointer from Brittney Oswalt to begin the game and the Lady Tigers never gave the lead up. The Lady Tigers survived a late fourth quarter run from Hinds to win the game
Northeast held Hinds to 22.1 percent from the field for the game. Calysia Phillips had 12 points to lead the Lady Tigers followed by Nariah Alexander with 10 points.
In men’s action, the 18th ranked Tigers fell to Hinds 82-70.
The Tigers jumped out to a quick five-point advantage, but the Bulldogs took the lead late in the first half and never gave it back up.
Northeast trailed by nine halftime and was able to cut the lead to one with 12 minutes left in the second half, but the Bulldogs pulled away late in the game to secure the win.
Kylan Blackmon led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points and nine rebounds while Hinds was led in scoring by Deandre Buggage with 21 points.
The Lady Tigers are back in action Monday, December 6 as they to Fulton to Itawamba while the Tigers will host the Indians the next day. Both games will tip off at 6 p.m.